Quick examples of how to unzip with WinZip

Here are 2 quick examples of how to unzip with WinZip:

  • WinZip 22.0 or later
    1. Double-click the WinZip file
    2. Choose one of the 3 unzip options in the dialog that displays
  • All WinZip versions
    1. Double-click the WinZip file
    2. When WinZip opens, click Unzip to in the Actions pane

That's it. A folder window will open displaying the unzipped files and you can use them as you wish.

To unzip to a different folder, click the arrow to the right of the Unzip to button. For many more options, including configuring your Unzip Settings click the Unzip tab.

When working in an open Windows Explorer folder, the quickest way to extract from a WinZip file is to use the context menu; that is to right click on the WinZip file and choose one of the unzip options from the WinZip submenu.

Context Menu

Note: Only use Replace Zip files with Zip content if you want WinZip to delete your Zip files after unzipping them.

If you have any questions or you are having difficulty unzipping files, please submit a Technical Support ticket.

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